Source: There are many recordings of this tune, I don’t remember where this version came from.
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta.
This is a version I learned a couple of years ago from the legendary accordeonist Mairtin O’Connor. I like this tune a lot, perhaps because of it’s simple beaty and power.
A band called Wild Asparagus from Mass, USA plays a really nice set with the Mooncoin Jig into Whelans. The change is really nice and I love the mooncoin!
I heard this tune played by Aileach in a set called Jigs of Aileach 2 on a compilation album. It is a great set. Does anyone know the names of the other tunes in the set or any information on Aileach?
I tend to think of Paddy Carty’s album when I hear this. Beautiful.
Looking for another version…
could somebody please post the version of the rookery that is played on the new Franky Gavin , Sharon Shannon, mcgoldrick and murray c.d "tunes"
He was a flute player and a member of the Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players, from East Galway. He is mentioned in a biography of Lucy Farr (http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/farr.htm) and an interview with Mike Rafferty (http://www.firescribble.net/flute/rafferty3.htm) No idea how he sounded like, but Sean Moloney, a grandson of Stephen Moloney, who was another flute player of the band, remarked "He [Tommy Whelan] was a big influence on the flute playing style of that area including my father" (sleeve notes of Sean’s recording "Potsticks") Thankfully, you can listen to Eddie Moloney play a few tunes on Rich Lafferty’s Flute Tape Page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers As you see, Eddie’s style is pretty much like Mike Rafferty’s.
I would like to find out something about this tune but couldn’t find it in this database. Does anyone know anything about this tune? It was curiously easily for me to learn so I guess it really spoke to me. Thanks, janmarie
Re: Whalen’s Jig
You don’t mean Whelan’s by any chance?
Re: Whalen’s Jig
Yes, that was exactly what I should have meant. Thanks!
“Whelan’s Jig” ~ matti’s transcription redone
|: E2 B BAF | FEB AFB | E2 B BAB | dAF FED |
E2 B BAF | FEB AFA | BCB BAB | dAF FED :|
|: E2 e ede | fed e2 d | BAB g2 E | fdB AFA |
B2 e ede | fed e2 f | gbg faf |[1 edB AFA :|[2 edB AFB |]
# Posted on February 18th 2003 by matti
“Port Uí Fhaoláin” / “Whelan’s Jig”
“Tutor for the Feadóg Stáin”
Micheál Ó hAlmhain & Séamus MacMathúna
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, 1971
Page 22: "Port Uí Fhaoláin" / "Whelan’s Jig"
S: “Tutor for the Feadóg Stáin”, Micheál Ó hAlmhain & Séamus MacMathúna, page 22
|: ~E3 BAF | FEB AFD | ~E3 BAF | dAF FED |
~E3 BAF | FEB AFA | BdB BAF | dAF FED :|
|: B3 ~e3 | fed ~e3 | BAB g3 | fdB AFA |
B3 ~e3 | fed e2 f | gbg faf | edB AFD :|
“Whelan’s Jig” ~ some other possibilities
|: E3 B^AB | EBG AFD | E^DE B2 c | dcB AFD |
E3 B3 | GBG A3 | B/c/dB BAF | dAF FED :|
|: B^AB e3 | fed e3 | B^AB g2 e | fdB AF/G/A |
B3 e3 | fed e2 f | g2 b f/g/af |[1 edB AF/G/A :|[2 edB AFD |]
And ending it on ~ | E6 |]
“The Horse’s Leotard” ~ obvious connections
Submitted on May 1st 2004 by gian marco.
Setting #6: Gabriel O’Sullivan
plays Whelan’s on the flute…
He doesn’t plays those e-rolls in the A part in a specific 8ve, so I’ve just transcribed it as played on his first take.
Edit: I just realised that this setting is almost identical to the one initially posted by Gian. D’oh!
easy to confuse with Morrisons - or is it just me?
I agree with Christy Taylor in that this jig is similar to Morrison’s.
Similar, but different. They feel different. Morrison’s is more of a fast rocking tune, while this feels to me more lyrical and subtle. Both very nice.